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Samsung Pushes DDR3 Design & Manufacturing to New Efficiencies

3/18/2014 09:45 AM EDT
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JanineLove
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Characterization
JanineLove   3/18/2014 12:48:55 PM
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>>"The new approach to double patterning enables 20nm DDR3 production using current photolithography equipment, Kadivar said."<<

That's great news, but are there any issues with the characterization tools?

resistion
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Process details
resistion   3/18/2014 9:02:54 PM
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Wonder what the process details are, very impressive. Micron and SKHynix wouldn't be too far behind, I guess?

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Welcome to the real hunger games
msporer   3/19/2014 12:31:23 PM
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When DRAM prices are 'high', or rather 'above expectations' (DRAM prices are never really 'high') system designers look for creative alternatives.  Then DRAM prices plummet and all that is swept away until the next bankruptcy, fire or natural disaster that disrupts the supply chain. We are coming out of the Elpida bankruptcy and Hynix fire, coupled with this development prices have already begun their next freefall.

And may the odds be ever in your favor.

 

 

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